from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a very large European moth (Acherontia atropos), so called from a figure resembling a human skull on the back of the thorax; -- called also death's-head sphinx.
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- n. European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull
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